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KARLOVY VARY: The director producer team that made Lost Times which won the main prize at this year's Hungarian Film Week and had its international premier in the East of the West competition in KVIFF this week are already planning their next project together.

KARLOVY VARY: The Hungarians make up the one of the largest national contingents in Karlovy Vary in 2009 with five films, -seven including coproductions,- screening in various official programmes and dozens of Hungarian directors, producers and actors attending the festival.

KARLOVY VARY: Prolific Hungarian director Gyorgy Palfi has three new projects in the pipeline together with producer Gabor Varadi helmer at Budapest based Eurofilm Studio (www.eurofilm.hu).
KARLOVY VARY: Polish director Robert Glinski's Piggies, a tough film about child prostitutes working on the Polish German border, has already had a strong impact at its world premier in competition at KVIFF.
KARLOVY VARY: Hungarian director and scriptwriter Arpad Sopsits is in development on a new project titled Psyche based the work of Hungarian poet Sandor Weores.
KARLOVY VARY: After the successful cooperation between Poland and the Czech Republic with the Polish backed Brothers Karamazov directed by the Czech Republic's Petr Zelenka the Czechs have definitely decided it is time to remember their Polish neighbours.
KARLOVY VARY: Lithuanian filmmakers are facing major obstacles with government funding cut from 2m Euros last year to just over 1m Euros this year. Adding to the small film industry's woes is the indefinite delay of the long awaited new Lithuanian film law which would have guaranteed support for film production.
KARLOVY VARY: Jelka Stergel, director of the Slovenian Film Fund (SFF) and Eurimages representative for Slovenia, has won her battle against her dismissal from her post as director of the SFF by the Slovenian government.
KARLOVY VARY: The Hungarians make up the one of the largest national contingents in Karlovy Vary in 2009 with five films, -seven including coproductions,- screening in various official programmes and dozens of Hungarian directors, producers and actors attending the festival.
SLOVAKIA: The year 2009 is already being hailed as a major watershed for Slovakia's film industry with both the conversion to the Euro and the country's long awaited new film law combining to lay down the conditions for a major revival of the country's audiovisual sector.